Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Explore with the Geographical Society of Philadelphia – PEOPLE/PLACES/PERSPECTIVES

The mission of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia is to promote the discovery and appreciation of the many wonders of our world.
The Society supports world exploration by presenting enlightening programs on travel, geography, science, history, exploration, and world cultures to its members and the public in the Philadelphia area.

In our 130 years as the Geographical Society of Philadelphia, we have championed Arctic exploration, witnessed the first lunar landing, and, together with our members, made many trips around the world.

We thank you so much for your support, and for making our community lively, vibrant, and informed.

Explorer extraordinaire, a GEO honoree Erik Weihenmayer, who has been blind since his teenage years, conquered mountains (including all of the Seven Summits!), and so much more. Over 400 attended GEO’s Annual Legacy Event to see Erik honored on February 7, 2016. The accomplished climber, paraglider, skier, and kayaker shared his unique “vision” of the world and his amazing stories of adventure. Take a listen to his “Message of Hope”!


Check back to see what our program for the next season holds, and how you can experience the world in new ways.  Become a member to support the legacy of one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most prestigious organizations.

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Our Explorers and the Bulletin Newsletter


Honoring Guinness Records Holder Taylor Demonbreun – GEO’s 129th Legacy Event

Join us on June 3rd, 2021 at 6:00 PM, as we celebrate our 130-year legacy in honoring Taylor as our 129th Explorer. Let’s raise a glass to reconnect in person, meeting old and new friends, and celebrating Taylor and the world travel! Taylor holds four Guinness World Records: the Youngest to visit all sovereign countries, both overall and female, as well as the Fastest to visit all sovereign countries, both overall and female.

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The Bulletin Newsletter!

Sign up for our Bulletin Newsletter and be the first to hear about upcoming events, news, and specials.  Contact us at To view our Newsletters please click the links below: GEO Bulletin 129th Season, Spring 2020  Pandemic Edition GEO Bulleting 129th Season, November 2019 Thanksgiving Edition GEO Bulletin 128th[…]

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